Two-thirds of Black Americans are Protestant, like about four-in-ten Americans overall. The relationship between Black Americans and Protestantism is unusual due to the history of slavery and segregation, which spawned the creation of several Black-led denominations that allowed Black Americans to worship freely.
How the Bible was used to support a system of profound oppression and dehumanisation.
How the American south used religion to justify slavery.
"How did Christian slave owners justify slavery?", describing how slave owners operated under a false (prescriptive instead of descriptive) understanding of the New Testament's teaching concerning slavery.